Vietnamese Negation

If you're trying to learn Vietnamese Negation you will find some useful resources including a course about Negation and negative expressions... to help you with your Vietnamese grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Vietnamese. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Vietnamese Negation

Learning the Vietnamese Negation is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Vietnamese language. But first we need to know what the role of Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Vietnamese.

Vietnamese negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

English NegationVietnamese Negation
NegationSự phủ nhận
he is not hereông ấy không có ở đây
that is not my bookđó không phải là cuốn sách của tôi
do not enterkhông được vào

Notice the structure of the Negation in Vietnamese.

List of Negation in Vietnamese

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Vietnamese placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Vietnamese vocabulary.

English NegationVietnamese Negation
I don't speakTôi không nói
I don't writeTôi không viết
I don't driveTôi không lái xe
I don't lovetôi không yêu
I don't giveTôi không cho
I don't smiletôi không cười
I don't taketôi không lấy
he doesn't speakông không nói
he doesn't writeông không viết
he doesn't driveanh ta không lái xe
he doesn't loveanh ta không yêu
he doesn't giveanh ta không cho
he doesn't smileanh ta không cười
he doesn't takeanh ta không lấy …
we don't speakchúng tôi không nói được
we don't writechúng tôi không viết
we don't drivechúng ta không lái xe
we don't lovechúng tôi không yêu
we don't givechúng tôi không cho
we don't smilechúng tôi không cười
we don't takechúng tôi không lấy ..

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